In recent times there are publications of the state experienced at the time of clinical death. Leaving his mortal body, a person sees a tunnel leading to the light, and then there are the close relatives or friends, some good luminous beings, radiating love and forgiveness. Said there, "the threshold", a paradise without the pain and misery that the earthly life and return, do not want. And suddenly there was a man who tells all in a different way …
Master's degree in the University of California at Berkeley, Howard Storm did a pretty decent academic career. For 20 years he taught art at the University of Northern Kentucky, becoming over the years a professor. Atheist, Ph.D. Storm did not believe in God or the devil, and even more so in such fables as life after death. That was until 1985, when he suddenly died and went straight to … Hell. Even now it is noticeably agitated, talking about feelings experienced: often pauses, barely calmed down. According to the professor, the dramatic case is completely changed his life.
Near-death state he experienced no home and overseas. In 1985, Mr. Storm was 38 years old. He and his wife Beverly went to Paris. (Where else to explore art, if not in the Louvre!) It so happened that on the last day of your stay in France, Mr. Storm is literally bent on burning, unbearable, torn abdominal pain. He was immediately taken to hospital. There, waiting for emergency surgery, he felt he was dying. And, having said goodbye to his wife, lost in the impenetrable darkness …
After a while the Storm got, realizing that he was in the room and stands between two hospital beds. He looked at his wife, Beverly, who sat motionless in his chair, staring blankly at the floor. Tried to talk to her, but the woman did not hear him. When Storm leaned over the bed, which sat Beverly, he anxiously, almost with horror noticed striking similarities lying there sick with myself.
At this point, somewhere afar — maybe from the corridor or lobby hospital — he heard voices. Pleasant voices, male and female, young and not so, they called him — not in French and in English: "Come here, — they said. — Do not you want to make you feel better?"
Then Storm worried. He took a few steps and walked out into the hall. There was light, but as it is a bit hazy, so no details he could not see. But he went after the vote, automatically moving the bare feet and still remember the pain in my stomach.
Meanwhile the fog began to thicken, becoming darker, but those who called him, continued to go forward. Storm last strength tried to keep up, but to move in the dark it was hard. The forces were running out, and he said bitterly, what next can not go.
This is where it all started. Some creatures suddenly shouted at him, growled and hissed, were showered with insults and curses. Storm even they felt the breath — so close they huddled around him. Then they started to push, kick. He broke down and gave change. In response, the creature completely brutalized — yelled, squeal, and mocked … beat, beat, beat. In the darkness I could see nothing, yet feel that their many tens or hundreds — around it, on it, under it, everywhere!
Any attempt on his part to stand up for themselves provoke a new bout of rage and anger on the part of the invisible evil creatures.
They did not just beat it — they enjoyed it! Then began the most terrible. It just breaks into smaller pieces, tearing off a piece of flesh, and ate alive: methodically, slowly, so as to prolong the excitement as possible. And Storm stopped resisting.
But then he remembered the prayer that he taught as a child in Sunday school at the church. And he began to whisper: "If I go the valley shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me …"
To his surprise, the prayer, the meaning of which he was not sure, has made an unexpected effect: the cruel and ruthless creatures fell into an indescribable rage! They frantically yelled: "There is no God! Nobody will hear," but at the same time began to back away. And the more insistent he whispered words of prayer, the more creature rained curses, but it retreated further and further, until their cries do not become a distant inarticulate grunt. then and it was quiet.
Left alone, the Storm felt completely exhausted, overwhelmed, exhausted. But still — though painful, painful — alive. And then he moaned in the darkness: "Lord Jesus, save me! ..". And then a miracle happened. Somewhere far away in the darkness there was the bright spot, this tiny asterisk in the sky. She became closer, becoming brighter and brighter. It seemed to him that now this frenetic light devour him. Radiance has become penetrate his body. And then he saw that it was a living creature — a man of about two and a half feet tall, surrounded by light. Very real hands gently hugged him and lifted up, and he slowly began to sit up, as if to revive. The wounds healed, and right before your eyes disappeared.
Storm woke up in a hospital bed. Sat beside his wife.
Briefly describe what happened next. Mr. Storm has left science, entered the theological seminary, and after graduation he became a priest in one of the parishes in the city of Cincinnati. In 2000, he wrote the book "My immersion into the death and the message of love, returning me back to life," which frankly admitted that before the event in Paris, broke almost all the 10 commandments. And then, the story of his death and resurrection was told in the newspaper "The Standard Times".
There are other similar evidence. Their results in the book "Transition" Doctor Peter Kalinowski from Australia, who studied 25 thousand cases of resuscitation. American intensivist physician Maurice Rulings in the book "Beyond the threshold of death" tells of the nightmare experienced by a postal employee, JR, for the life of which doctors fought 'over 3 hours. And win! Awoke, he said that the first was in a dark tunnel. then was gloomy purple space, and in it a huge lake, where instead of water the fire was burning, emitting unbearable stench. And on the shore — hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of silent, sullen people …
And that is typical: JR learned among them of some of their old friends …
"I could not even imagine — said JR — that can go from there. This is worse than the most terrible prison. On the faces of the people it was written that their desperation immensely, there is no hope … Heat, there was not a drop of water ".
Rulings doctor, who described this case, stresses that the images of hell have forced even the hopelessly ill desperate fight for life. Although the process of resuscitation extremely painful, and usually patients are asked to leave them alone, this time was different: "Go on, doctor, go on, for Christ's sake, I do not want to go, it's a living hell!" — Shouted JR
JR, by the way, is also not a believer, but insists that it was Jesus saved him. Somehow, dying instantly recognized the shrouded figure of light. Surprisingly, the man had never read or even held in his hands the Holy Scriptures, exactly reproduced the picture of the lake of fire and brimstone, as described in the Bible, it is in a lake at the Second Coming of Christ are to be cast Satan and his minions .
Civil engineer Hillary, fell into the water with a 15-meter-high and on the fly twice with his head on the beam (his body was found in water 40 minutes!), Visited the snake hell. But that was then. And at the beginning, when the doctor came into the room where he lay Hillary, he saw the bloodied body and a small elderly woman who was on her knees and prayed, "Lord, do not take him, this soul is not purified himself for eternal life! .."
Hillary then told me that in the terrible cave where he was, a snake crawling on it, got into the ears, the nose, causing terrible pain. And there, too (as in the story of Professor Storm) were some invisible evil creatures, the terror by his presence. And then suddenly he saw a flash of light and heard a voice say, "Come back, you otmolila Mrs. K. Go and live differently! .." Someone's invisible hands to lift it. The last thing he felt — anger those invisible beings, who did not want to let him go!
As it turned out, even Siamese twins posthumous address is different. In Prague, for example, an operation on the heart in the chest Conjoined brothers — 28-year-old Milos and Stefan Sestakam when suddenly both clinical death occurred. So Milos gone to heaven and saw Jesus, Stephen said afterwards that his soul went in the opposite direction: "I felt that he was leaving his body, and something threw me on the floor. There is a crack, and I began to fall all lower and lower into the depths of the earth. When stopped my fall, I was in a cave, lit up fiercely. I was terrified, wanted to run away, but I could not move, wanted to scream, but could not make a sound. "
In some descriptions of hell mentioned narrow bridge, which must pass the soul of the deceased. And the most burdened by the sins and break away from the bridge fell into the boiling below a fiery abyss. The stories are references to the violent winds, chilling it, then burn, or the indomitable rain, hail, snow. Curiously, sometimes even remember the flora and fauna of hell — this, for example, plants, entirely covered with thorns and sharp knives strewn poisonous fruits or animals in the form of ferocious dogs, snakes, toads, some nasty insects. And it stings, bites, stabs, tearing apart. Unbearable pain and unbearable stench.
If such stories were associated with mentally unstable people and religious fanatics, one would assume that all of this hallucination or just a figment of a sick imagination. But no. Sometimes this recognition comes from a sober man, highly educated, committed mentally normal.
The conclusion is clear. Mistaken professionals who consistently draw great pictures of the afterlife. Life, "the threshold" is not perfect for everyone. While paradise in these stories always looks the same, everyone has his own hell!
Source: "Interesting newspaper. Magic and Mysticism" № 16, 2012
Category: Life after death, reincarnation